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Monday’s Federal election..

Monday’s Federal election..

No surprises here in the Central Okanagan-SImilkameen-Nicola riding, where Dan Albas will keep his job as Conservative MP. It's just after 10:30 p.m. as I type, and 90%, AKA 225 of 247 polling station results are in: Albas has 25,393 votes (45.6%) Liberal candidate...

Are we really that Water Wise?

Are we really that Water Wise?

If there was a greenest lawn contest in Peachland right now, who would win? I know I’m guilty of not being the most water - wise, weeks into our Stage 2 restrictions - my garden is in full harvest mode - and our front lawn is telltale green.  So, one can argue I have...

Subscriber letter: Thank you, KGH – from the Town Crier

Subscriber letter: Thank you, KGH – from the Town Crier

I had a major heart attack on Monday, Labour Day. Emergency Room staff at KGH said I would have died within a couple hours, had my wife not brought me in. After my assessment, they gave me blood-thinner, then called in a cardiac doctor and a team of four nurses, none...

Nine little cabins once dotted Antler’s Beach…

Nine little cabins once dotted Antler’s Beach…

Did you know there was once a motel at Antler’s Beach? The present parking lot is where nine small cabins once stood. There was a Shell gas pump right around where the Peachland sign is now - and it’s all home to some fond memories, says subscriber (and longtime...

It’s wine (bottling) time!

It’s wine (bottling) time!

You know it’s a change of season in wine world when the big bottling truck arrives! Bella Huang, owner of Hainle Winery invited me down this morning to see how it’s all done. “It’s a big day,” she says, noting that since 8 this morning, it has been all hands on deck....

Those spot fires…

Those spot fires…

Daylight - and a tiny bit of rain up here in Trepanier - and this fire looks less menacing right now (9am) than it did last night as it slowly made its way down the mountainside. Was a bit hard to sleep. Spot fires flared up late Wednesday afternoon - I noticed it...

Peachlanders putting themselves out there = well done!

Peachlanders putting themselves out there = well done!

Love meeting people like this - Victoria Molloy is a longtime Peachlander who decided to take up art a few years ago.  “I’ve been doing this the past five years, but not as prolifically as I’d like,” she says, noting it’s not so much a lack of time - “I have plenty of...

CAO Joe Mitchell resigns: Here’s the press release

CAO Joe Mitchell resigns: Here’s the press release

Subscribers knew about this before, but here's the press release the District of Peachland just sent out (1:35 pm Thursday): Peachland, BC – Following years of dedicated service, long-time employee and Chief Administrative Officer Joe Mitchell has submitted his...

Our town needs independent journalism – here’s why:

Our town needs independent journalism – here’s why:

Before I launched last year, I had a goal: If I could reach 200 subscribers in my first year, I’ll take it as a sign this independent news thing will work here in Peachland. The goal seemed big at the time - and when it actually arrived (204 now, whohoo) - it’s still...

Peachland on Canada Day…

Peachland on Canada Day…

Yes, a different Canada Day: I went downtown & found many wearing orange shirts. I also spotted many Peachland volunteers dealing with this heat because they want to do nice things for our town        

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